Nov 11

Special Delivery by Lauren Blakely Review


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All I want for the holidays is the willpower to resist my brother’s sexy, charming, easy-on-the-eyes new business partner.

Instead, I’m stuck planning all the holiday parties with the one guy who makes me want to break my dating diet.

Who thought that was a good idea?

Oh, me. Yep, brilliant, strategic me who raised her hand and said yes I’d love to hang mistletoe with that hot former sports star. (Note to self: Mistletoe leads to toe-curling, knee-weakening kisses.)

And I’d love to get snowed in with the one guy I shouldn’t fall for. (Addendum to the note to self: You know exactly where eight inches of snow leads to. Ahem, eight inches.)

As long as I can make it through the holidays I’ll be on my merry way, fa la la la la. But the holidays have a surprise for me.

SPECIAL DELIVERY is a standalone romantic comedy in the Always Satisfied series of standalones! The series includes SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, INSTANT GRATIFICATION, NEVER HAVE I EVER, OVERNIGHT SERVICE and the novella SPECIAL DELIVERY they can be read in any order.

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Lauren Blakely’s first foray into holiday romances was exactly the kind of swept-up-in-the-magic-of-the-season love story I’d expect from her. A standalone novella in the Always Satisfied series, Special Delivery was deliciously sweet and steamy, and I devoured it in an afternoon. Quinn, a party planner, and Vaughn Channing, a former NFL football player and current business partner of Quinn’s brother, are tasked with planning his company’s Christmas party.

Blakely takes readers on a right person, wrong time jingle all the way to happily ever after. Quinn is on a man-break while she focuses on her business, and Vaughn is on a love diet after his last disastrous relationship—not to mention he’s gearing up for a move to Miami after the holidays to head up the firm’s expansion efforts there. But what neither one was expecting was the triple holiday treat of instant connection, natural chemistry and magnetic attraction between them. Agreeing to spend Vaughn’s last few weeks in the New York together, they may have agreed to a casual fling with an expiration date, but everything about their time together screams that it’s so much more than that.

Nicely developed yet still a fast-paced read, Special Delivery is bubbling over with all of the sexy, swoony romance that I love from Lauren Blakely. With all the charm of a Hallmark Channel holiday movie—that was directed by the good folks at Cinemax—Lauren’s first holiday romance was fiery, frisky and festive. Special Delivery by Lauren Blakely gets 5 smooches from me!

 ~Danielle Palumbo




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